Collins appointed new editor of Yorkshire Evening Post

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Laura Collins has been promoted from Head of News to become the new editor of the Yorkshire Evening Post.

Collins replaces Hannah Thaxter, who stepped down this summer for “personal reasons” following two years in charge.

“I’m delighted to announce I’ve been appointed as the new Editor for @LeedsNews," Collins tweeted. She added: "To celebrate here is a sneaky peek of something special,” alongside an image of a special Evening Post front page to mark Leeds United’s centenary tomorrow.

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Collins is currently Head of News at both the Evening Post, which covers Leeds, and sister title the Yorkshire Post, which is edited by James Mitchinson. Mitchinson had also taken over as interim editor of the Evening Post while publisher JPI Media advertised for Thaxter’s replacement.

The job ad stated: “At the front and centre of your pitch should be your plans for covering Leeds United Football Club – from top to bottom – in this, its centenary year.”

The Evening Post has an average daily circulation of just under 9,000, according to ABC figures for the six months to the end of June.

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